It turns out I didn’t know what I was missing when I passed by bead looming designs for all those years.
Not only does the work go quickly, but the design possibilities are endless.
In today’s video I show how to plan and create a basic beaded bracelet, made with 8/0 seed beads on a beading loom. I also show how easy it is to do if you don’t have a loom.
There may just be a few calculation errors, left in for your amusement. Because we’re not perfect, and things don’t always turn out as planned.
As a friend (also a creative person) often says, “It’s not what you can make, it’s what you can FIX.”
Tools and Materials:
- Little Ricky Beading Loom or beading tray (or shoebox lid)
- Graph paper
- Nymo thread
- Flocked bead board trays
- Tulip beading needles
- Slide On End Clasp Tubes 10mm/13mm/16mm/20mm/25mm/30mm
- Magnetic Jewelry Clasps, Matte Silver, 40.0×3.0mm
- Thread burner
- Ranger patina-Aged Bronze
- Awl or needle tool
- Paint brush for miniatures
Beads for Ombré Cubed bracelet:
- Miyuki 4mm square beads (mine are Opaque Frosted Rainbow Black)
- Frosted Transparent Dark Amethyst
- Frosted Transparent Medium Amethyst
- Frosted Transparent Amethyst Iris
- Violet Lined Transparent
- Silver Lined Alabaster
- Marbled Opaque Turquoise Blue
- Transparent Rainbow Frosted Dark Peridot
- Transparent Rainbow Frosted Lime Green
- Matsuno 8/0 Dyna-Mites Iris Blue
For The Flag Gently Waves bracelet:
- Matsuno 8/0 Dyna-Mites, Iris Blue, Iris Bronze
- Miyuki 8/0 Opaque Metallic Bronze
- Toho 8/0 Opaque Light Beige
- Toho 8/0 Frosted Transparent Ruby
Other helpful resources:
- Loom beading Pinterest board
- Loom pattern with snowflake
- Loom pattern with fire polish & 11/0s
- Loom pattern with fiber, tilas & fire polish
- A Primer on Beads and Closures for Looming
- Homemade loom tutorial
Enjoy the video and happy creating!